What can I say but, OMG
Thank you soooo much for the printing guide. I bought myself a you beaut (I’m Australian) printer after seeing it demonstrated & have had so much trouble from the start.Your instructions were really easy to follow & WOW, I now have some great prints. Thanks so much.
It’s taken a while to put together but finally I can let you know that my Perfect Prints: A Guide for Successful Printing at Home is now available; oh and it’s FREE!
For years I’d avoided doing any printing because of the complete nightmare I had when first starting out. Never could I get what I printed to look evenly remotely the same as what I had on my screen / display despite doing what I was being told i.e. calibrate your monitor (which I did) and then just download the profiles for the paper you’re using.
Well I did this again and again and again but it NEVER worked and I dread to think how much time and money I wasted.
Consequently for the past few years I ended up using a Lab that I would upload files to and they’d print and if I’m totally honest, the prints were ok…not perfect…but ok. There would always be something I wasn’t completely happy with, be it the prints being too dark, not sharp enough or, as did happen, parts of the paper having nothing printed on it, fingerprint smudges, the wrong prints being done and so on.
I knew, and I really wanted, to take control of the whole process myself plus I knew there would be incredible satisfaction in printing my own images so I took the plunge last year whilst at an event in London and purchased the Canon PIXMA Pro-10s and haven’t looked back. Maybe with a maturity in the industry I don’t know but I totally absorbed myself in the whole printing thing reading and watching everything I could find.
The result…I have totally nailed it and couldn’t be happier! I understand it. No longer is printing a dark art and if anything isn’t working right I know what and how to sort it but in all honesty, when I press print now, no matter what paper I’m using, every single time the prints come out perfect! Brightness, colour, contrast, sharpness … all of it totally on the money.
The guide I’ve put together covers everything you’ll need to know:
Calibrating your Display:
I’ll just say this…”If your prints are too dark then your display isn’t calibrated correctly”
No point wasting time if your printer isn’t working as it should OR isn’t capable of a great print. This simple process will let you know straight away.
“Just download the profile from the paper manufacturer” … yeah righto! For the best results either create your own profiles OR use a 3rd party company that sends you a file to print and send back to them so that you get a profile made.
The really fun part. There’s just a few simple settings you need to know and you’ll be set. I promise!
So how do I get the Guide?
The Guide is only available to folks who are part of my Email Community. Why? Simply because I want to make sure that anyone who joins my group gets exclusive content, that’s all. It’s FREE and all you need to do is fill out your details in the very bottom of this page and then you’ll get a download page to get my new Creativity Pack (the Guide is included in that amongst other stuff I have for you)